Road Restrictions Scheduled for Resurfacing Operations, Safety Improvements in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Motorists will encounter periodic lane closures on Elmwood Avenue, Lindbergh Boulevard, Grays Avenue and 49th Street in Philadelphia on Monday, October 25, through Friday, November 5, from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, for resurfacing operations, as part of a project to repair and resurface more than 44 miles of state highways in Philadelphia, announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because slowdowns may occur. All scheduled activities are weather-dependent.

PennDOT’s contractor is milling the existing roadway surfaces, repaving the state highways with new asphalt, and line striping along the following corridors:

  • Elmwood Avenue between Island Avenue and Lindbergh Boulevard;
  • Lindbergh Boulevard between Elmwood Avenue and Grays Avenue;
  • Grays Avenue between Lindbergh Boulevard and 49th Street; and
  • 49th Street between Grays Avenue and Woodland Avenue.
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The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface. In addition, the contractor, through approved plans in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia, will install new crosswalks, roadway markings, delineators, and improve safety near trolley stops. Other improvements include changing the existing bike lanes on Lindbergh Boulevard, Grays Avenue and 49th Street to a two-way bike track on one side of the roadway.

Tony DePaul and Son, of Flourtown, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $9.8 million project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.

Motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.

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